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avslack
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:30 pm  Reply with quote
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Scenic highway up to Two Harbors is 55 mph....drive it often on the bike. No one will be going 45 mph, and passing can be difficult because not much is straight. Pretty stretch of highway though, and a must ride on a nice day.

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Like I said, "Who is Scared of Traffic?" Anyways I wanna make a run for the border. Nothing like getting another stamp in the ol' passport. :-) Anyone interested?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:54 pm  Reply with quote
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Yes, I'd enjoy riding up to the border, getting the passport stamped, and riding back down. How far is it to the border?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:26 pm  Reply with quote
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I just drove up to Ely for a boundry waters trip. you can take the scenic drive from Duluth to Two Harbors no problem and it is a pretty drive too... most cars arn't driving fast anyways cause they are checking out the scenery. out of Two Harbors you can drive up Hwy 2 to Hwy 1. Hwy 2 is mostly 55 mph. But once on Hwy 1 it is mostly 35-45 due to all the curves. I drove Hwy1 from Illgen City but Hwy 61 is 65 all the way there from Two Harbors. tho I believe it is a 4 lane hwy so scooters may get by staying in the right lane. But you never will know if you will get pulled over. But Hwy 1 is a very pretty drive all the way to Ely. And don't forget to stop at the Fudge Shop.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:03 pm  Reply with quote
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Tom Lindsay wrote:
Yes, I'd enjoy riding up to the border, getting the passport stamped, and riding back down. How far is it to the border?

"The man with the latex gloves was surprisingly gentle"
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:13 am  Reply with quote
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Hugging the shoreline on Hwy 61, its about 150 miles from Duluth to the Canadian Border. Super nice ride on a good day, lots of cool places along the way.

Andrew

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Cool! I really wana do. Anyone else interested? It will make for pretty much a all day ride though. Maybe just ride up to Thunderbay, ON, grab some food and ride back? If we left a 8:00 AM sharp we could be there by 1:00 PM and back by 6:00 PM for dinner...

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I so wish I was going with you folks.
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dmarquis
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Well why aren't you? :-) Come-on, it will be a blast!

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Brad
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:12 am  Reply with quote
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dmarquis wrote:
Cool! I really wana do. Anyone else interested? It will make for pretty much a all day ride though. Maybe just ride up to Thunderbay, ON, grab some food and ride back? If we left a 8:00 AM sharp we could be there by 1:00 PM and back by 6:00 PM for dinner...

Dave


I'll be wife and kidless so I can do almost any foolish thing I want, including a 300 mile round-trip jaunt. However, this will depend on the crew riding to Duluth.


This would make it 700 miles covered in three days... serious riding on a scooter. It would be a good story to tell.

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Tom Lindsay
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If everybody's up for it, I'm in. If not, well, we should do something shorter. I'll bring my passport just in case.

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My wifey and kid my come and play slag wagon. I am stoked!

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Tom Lindsay
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:17 pm  Reply with quote
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Dave, last year my wife and daughter joined us (as you probably remember) and I'd recommend against it. It was okay, but she would have had a better time if she hadn't been waiting around for us all day, and I would have had a better time if I didn't (1) feel like I was in a rush the whole way up; and (2) in the midst of family obligations while in Duluth. The ride home was much less stressful because I knew there wasn't pressure on me in that way. And I can guarantee they won't want to ride up behind us, so they'll get to Duluth in about three hours less than us. It was fine, but this year neither Kathy nor I wanted to do it that way again.

Just my two cents.

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i want to do it all! canada... around superior... whatever!
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avslack
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:01 pm  Reply with quote
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Before everyone gets to involved, its about 150 miles to the Canadian border and another 50 miles to Thunderbay, Ont from there...total of 200 miles one-way. It's doable but a long, long ride!!!

Andrew

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